Simple Definition of vivid
of a picture, memory, etc. : seeming like real life because it is very clear, bright, or detailed
: very bright in color
Full Definition of vivid
1 of a color : very strong : very high in chroma
2 : having the appearance of vigorous life or freshness : lively <a vivid sketch>
4 : acting clearly and vigorously <a vivid imagination>
Examples of vivid
He gave a vivid description of the scene.
The book includes many vivid illustrations.
The dream was very vivid.
She could remember the dream in vivid detail.
The fabric was dyed a vivid red.
Origin of vivid
Latin vividus, from vivere to live — more at quick
First Known Use: 1634
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